Partner or lease, 30-64 acres Washington County

Description

Hilly dry land fields in need of experienced farmer or at the least tractor operator.  Presently conventional rotation of oats, vetch, wheat, peas, clover.  


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

3 year plan to address, control , take advantage of vigorous wild radish and field mustard invasion, (to prevent present farmers from chemically saturating soil in retaliation against these weeds). Consider if it's feasible to grow ancient grains like kamut or Farro. Or why not naked barley for the local breweries?


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Biodynamic, pemaculture forest farm, refurbish and expand old orchard. Multi-use, , Roadside attraction with cut flower bouquets and herb stand, Historic Veterans Memorial Garden plots, Designated protected Pollinator habitat hedge, off-grid retreat/writers cabin. Each year create or add a new type of ethnic bee hive in different microclimates for future display or educational tour. Plant a Tea "alley" variety of cultivars along extraordinarily warm south facing property line. Plant more trees!


Current Use

Long history, dry land field rotation of wheat, peas, clover. Currently in oats and vetch.
Conventional chemical inputs. Limed extensively 2017. Fields surrounded with blackBerry invasion could use goat grazing clean-up, rusting abandoned vehicles, Ancient orchard.


Soil Type / Quality

I think laurelwood Loess, Sandy Liam of North side of Chehalem mountain region... Suspect some compaction, years of heavy equipment tillage, some erosion from water running down steep areas during winter.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

2 grain bins, room for hoop houses. Intermittent use of repair shop.
Water from shop well only to irrigate about half an acre.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Multiple tractors, combines, variety of old equipment


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Dry land. One field is steeper than a cow's face.


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County: Washington

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 64

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 42

Date Property is Available:

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: Idealy Partnership, share crop, management advice, or atleast paid tractor work.

Date when this listing was created: April 10, 2018

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: , , , Dry Farming, , Conventional

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional, Other

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? No

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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